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Come Visit Hearty Growers at Banana Block Belfast!

Updated: Aug 22, 2022

Our urban mushroom farm where we grow our mushrooms, stock our fungi goodies and meet our lovely shroom fans and friends can be found at Banana Block at Portview Trade Centre in East Belfast.

Banana Block is a new living museum and events space set within a historic linen mill. This is a fun, creative space where people bring original ideas to life and make wonderful new connections.

We have fantastic neighbours here at Banana Block: Velocheese x Indie Füde, Sound Advice Records, and the Banana Ring - an interactive display of banana plants and other rare species.

Every month, Banana Block host a range of entertaining and interesting events. This month, we are getting involved in all the fun(gi)!

Join us as we explore the mysteries of mushrooms in our new workshop on Saturday 27th August between 11am and 2pm. Expect a full-on sensory experience as we indulge in the fascinating world of fungi, from exploring spores to mycelium to fruit, to tasting cooked mushrooms. You’ll also get to sample a few other fungi goodies!

The workshop will cover...

  • The life cycle of Fungi (Spore to Mycelium).

  • Mushrooms from an Ecological perspective.

  • Mushrooms in the Wild & their importance.

  • A look at local endangered fungi species.

  • How to cultivate mushrooms sustainably.

  • Spent Mushroom Substrate & how it impacts soil health.

Tickets are limited so be quick and get them here! NOW SOLD OUT.

On the last Sunday of each month, Banana Block hosts the incredible East Block Bazaar which we urge you to visit. This amazing market is brought to you in partnership with Little Fox Events - who run the Belfast Flea and Bazaar Markets at St. Anne’s Cathedral, so if you’ve been you know what liveliness to expect. This market showcases our amazing local businesses who make delicious food, craft wonderful products and bring incredible energy to Banana Block. Sound Advice will provide the tunes so come expecting a groovy Sunday out. It’s free entry too so even better.

If you’re visiting Belfast for the weekend and it happens to be the last Sunday of the month, you’re in luck. It’s a fantastic day out and a great way of getting a look into the amazing local businesses we have on offer here in Belfast.

Have you visited Banana Block yet? If not, come and see what we have to offer. We will be here to welcome you with open arms.

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